Instead of buying Italian Seasoning, taco seasoning, pumpkin pie spice, make your own - you'll save money and usually a lot of sodium! SP Recipes has recipes for Italian seasoning and taco seasoning and you can also just look at what's in it and chances are you already have the spices necessary.
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I grow lots of herbs and dry them in my dehydrator. I whirl them in my food processor and blend oregano, rosemary, chives, thyme, etc for my own salt-free seasoning. I also add dried minced garlic and onion purchased in bulk at my grocery store.
When a recipe calls for several different spices, I find it is best to mix the spices together in a very small bowl before adding to recipe. Allows for consistent coverage of foods. There are certain combinations of spices that I use frequently. I have these premixed in their own spice jars.
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